As teachers and education staff head back to school this week Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has urged them not to pass up the chance to enter the 2013 WA Education Awards.
The awards acknowledge excellence in public education in WA by recognising the outstanding work of teachers, principals, support staff and schools.
“Every day teachers inspire their students and take part in innovative work and the awards recognise these deserved practises,” Mr Blayney said.
“Nothing is more important in achieving economic and social growth than education.
“The State Government’s priority is to ensure that every child has access to a high quality education so they can reach their full potential in life.”
Award nominations – across the nine categories - can be made by principals, their deputies, staff members and P & C members closing on August 16.
The awards celebrate schools and staff who have achieved outstanding results in education throughout the year. They also acknowledge and thank individuals and schools for their achievements and enable them to further excel their results through professional development.
The WA Education Awards 2013 categories are:
- WA Premier’s Early Childhood Teacher of the Year
- WA Premier’s Primary Teacher of the Year
- WA Premier’s Secondary Teacher of the Year
- WA Primary Principal of the Year
- WA Secondary Principal of the Year
- WA Beginning Teacher of the Year
- WA School Support Staff Member of the Year
- WA Primary School of the Year
- WA Secondary School of the Year
Cash prizes will be awarded to finalists and winners of the nine categories. Prize money for individuals will incorporate a professional learning component which will not only benefit the individual but also the school and most importantly, its students.
All finalists will receive an invitation to the WA Education Awards presentation breakfast to be held on Monday 2 December 2013 at Crown Perth.